Heinz bodies


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Heinz bodies

[′hīnts ‚bäd·ēz]
(pathology)
Refractile spots seen in erythrocytes in hemolytic anemia that may represent denatured globulin.
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This is also supported by the presence of Heinz bodies in the blood smear which are the denatured fragments of Hb due to oxidative stress.
His spleen was removed and, several months later, the red cells were found to contain numerous Heinz bodies.
Heinz bodies are usually not seen until the spleen has been removed; they can be detected in the peripheral smear by supravital staining.